Spokeswoman Klelia Vasiliou has said that it should be understood by all, and particular by the Turkish side, that a negotiating process for the reunification of Cyprus talks cannot resume as long as Turkey continues its actions within the Republic of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in violation of international law and ignoring EU and the international community’s calls to stop.
Addressing the official opening of a memorial park and monument in Choletria in the Paphos district on behalf of South Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Vasiliou said the
The President is mindful of how crucial this period of time is, he is making systematic and persistent efforts to reach a solution of our national problem, she noted and referred to a series of informal ideas and proposals put forward by President Anastasiades to facilitate the effort for a resumption of Cyprus talks.
As a result, she said, an informal meeting has agreed between President Anastasiades and North Cyprus President Mustafa Akinci on August 9 during which the details and the date an informal conference on Cyprus that may be convened will be discussed.
At any rate, Vasiliou pointed out, “it should be understood by all sides and in particular by the Turkish (side) that it is not possible for the process (of negotiations) to resume as long as Turkey continues to persist in its stance within the Republic of Cyprus’ EEZ and territorial waters, in violation of international law and the calls of the EU and the international community.”